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Christopher E. (Chris) Black, serves as Durr’s Executive Director of Project Development.  He is responsible for all business development activities for Durr Heavy Construction. Black has worked in the industry for the past 28 years, both in construction and construction materials.   Before joining the Durr team, he served as Director of Business Development for Beard Construction Group.  Prior to that, Black held the position of Business Development Manager for Cajun Industries.  He previously worked for Lafarge North America for over 17 years, serving in multiple progressive roles throughout Louisiana, Maryland, and Florida.

Black attended Brother Martin High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of New Orleans. He has been both ACI and LADOTD certified as an inspector. 

Black is a veteran and recently retired from the Louisiana Army National Guard as a Major after serving for 29 years. He has been actively involved with both the Pelican and Bayou Chapters of ABC, Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, Texas Chemical Council and is a past board member of the Louisiana Asphalt Paving Association.